A Sequoyah School education challenges the mind, nurtures the heart and celebrates human dignity.
535 S Pasadena Ave
Pasadena CA 91105-3001
301 N Orange Grove Bl
Pasadena CA 91103
Sequoyah School is an independent day school in Pasadena, California, where students thrive in a diverse community, appreciated for their individuality, and supported by a progressive approach to learning.
Sequoyah offers an innovative college-preparatory curriculum in a student-centered, experiential, humanistic environment. The school maintains a low student-to-teacher ratio and a developmentally appropriate program from elementary grades through high school, so that attention may be continually focused on a student’s social and emotional growth and academic progress.
We are a community of learners.
Philosophy & Values
Teaching & Learning
Sequoyah’s teachers possess the expertise to develop curriculum and to apply strategies that foster critical and creative thinking, inquiry, and application. They are encouraged to bring their talents and interests to the classroom.
Administrators work alongside faculty to develop a culture that values multiple perspectives to broaden understanding, address challenges, and identify opportunities.
A professional development program informs shared practices throughout K-12.
Sequoyah’s placed-based approach utilizes the surrounding community as the context for teaching. Education is regarded as a preparation for active citizenship while reinforcing the skills for continuing scholarship. On field trips and camping trips at each grade level, students are immersed in local heritage, culture, and landscape. An emphasis on social justice and the application of knowledge and skills to contemporary issues extends from kindergarten to high school.
The Sequoyah School community honors and reflects the ethnic, cultural and economic diversity of Southern California. Our student and family populations represent a diversity of ethnic backgrounds and cultural experience. Our commitment to the principals of mutual respect, inclusion, and equity inform our admissions process and tuition structure, with 30-40% of families paying below the maximum tuition.
In 1958, Sequoyah’s founders established a school community comprised of a broad spectrum of family backgrounds and offered a thoughtful alternative to standardized classroom teaching. For more than 60 years, the school has provided an education based on distinctive values, aspirations, and research-based practices.
Accreditations & Memberships
Sequoyah is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Independent Curriculum Group, and is an Ashoka Changemaker School.
Sequoyah School is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Sequoyah School has a rich history of diversity and seeks candidates to enhance that tradition. Sequoyah offers competitive salary and benefits.
TO APPLY: See specific instructions in job listings below.
K-12 Administrative, Faculty & Staff Positions
Technology Support Specialist (K-12)
Reports to Director of Technology
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The Technology Department provides technical support for all functions of the School. Responding to phone calls, emails, or in-person requests, the Technology Support Specialist (TSS) provides the initial contact for all computer questions and problems on campus from faculty, staff, and students, and will document, track and monitor issues to ensure a timely resolution. As a member of the Technology Department, the TSS will also support the Director of Technology on projects related to academic programming and administrative functions. This includes collaborating, brainstorming and sharing best practices within the department and the school community.
To apply, please email a cover letter along with your resume, to Zed Kelley, Director of Technology. Use the title of this position as the “Subject” line.
K-8 Faculty & Staff Positions
Sequoyah’s learning program schoolwide, and in each classroom, is developed through close collaboration with others. In the K-8 program, this collaboration includes Lead Teachers, Associate Teachers, the Director of Curriculum & Student Support, and other subject-area Specialists. The Theatre Specialist is responsible for the Theatre program in mixed-age classrooms. The Theatre Specialist creates a class culture with routines and expectations defined by Sequoyah’s mission and Habits of Mind.
Daycare Staff (K-8)
Part-time, starts immediately
Reports to Director of Daycare
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Daycare staff members (K-8) are responsible for providing after-school student supervision through engagement in activities, games, arts & crafts, learning, and play.
This is a part-time position: 20 hours per week, 2:30–6:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, and during daytime and evening meetings, special events, and teacher in-service days.
TO APPLY: Please email Mason Kaye, Director of Daycare and After-School Activities, and include your resumé and a cover letter. Your cover letter should detail why you are interested in this position and why you think you would be a good fit for Sequoyah. Please include “Daycare Staff” in the subject line of your email.
9-12 Faculty & Staff Positions
Dean of Students & 11-12 English Faculty Hybrid Position
Full-time hybrid position: Part-time Administration and part-time Faculty
2019-2020 School Year
Reports to High School Director
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We are seeking candidates for a full-time hybrid position consisting of a part-time 9-12 Dean of Students and a part-time 11-12 English teacher. Candidates should be passionate about project-based, student-centered pedagogy and have experience with or have an interest in changemaking and service-learning. Additionally, they should have experience teaching English and be able to demonstrate mastery in the field of literature.
The part-time Dean of Students role includes collaborating with the High School Director to address social, emotional, and academic needs of students; overseeing the disciplinary process; coordinating with the Community Norms Committee, as well as other duties. The part-time English faculty role includes teaching one section of English per term, including Advanced Studies, and to serve as an advisor to a designated group of students and facilitate a Social Innovation Program student team, among other activities.
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626 795 4351 x218
640 St. John Ave
Pasadena CA 91105
Monday–Thursday 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.